Quote of cemiteries - arch of the entrance - Ourense, Galicia, España
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna
N 42° 20.176 W 007° 51.613
29T E 593896 N 4687741
Quick Description: Inscription in entrance of cementery
Location: Galicia, Spain
Date Posted: 5/16/2021 7:35:50 AM
Waymark Code: WM148G6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
This inscription is on the entrance of the cementery of San Francisco

"Its history dates back to the beginning of the 19th century, when the city, immersed in a process of transformation and growth, was in need of a new cemetery that would cover the growing demand and was outside the urban nucleus. The Franciscans were the ones who gave land for its construction next to the convent. In 1834 it was inaugurated, with the blessing of the bishop, and in 1887 the secular cemetery was built in a small annex. The burial space would be expanded on multiple occasions to the south and east, climbing the slopes of Montealegre.

It is worth stopping to look for the tombstone of the professor and anthropologist Xosé Ramón Fernández Oxea "Benchosey", in which he humorously invites his friends to "visit" him in his new home, noting that posthumous tributes are not allowed.

His interest lies both in the beauty and monumentality of its graves (the work of artists such as Piñeiro, Víctor Macho, Faílde ... but also those coming from the emblematic Malingre metallurgy ) as well as in its inhabitants, since here great names of literature, the arts, rest and thought: Blanco Amor, Otero Pedrayo, Vicente Risco, Lamas Carvajal, Cuevillas, Xavier Prado "Lameiro", Marcelo Macías, or the painters Fernández Mazas, Prego de Oliver, Parada Justel and Jesús Soria . The cemetery has its Association of Friends, of which the poet José Ángel Valente ( buried here) was honorary president , and who for years fought for its recognition and protection, achieving that in 2000 it was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest."

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The quote "el término de la vida aquí lo veis, el destino del alma según obréis" of unknown traditional literature has become a reference in many cemeteries in Spain. Example: Ourense, Luarca, Zamora.

translation: the end of life here you see the destiny of the soul as you act
Cementerio de San Francisco Ouense, Galicia, España

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